Second football festival kicks-off in fine style

Football Festival for Under 6 and Under 9 teams at St Andrews School in Meads. March 16th 2013
Football Festival for Under 6 and Under 9 teams at St Andrews School in Meads. March 16th 2013
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St Andrew’s Prep hosted their second annual Football Festival on Saturday during a relatively rain-free afternoon.

This year, the friendly festival proved even more popular with 26 teams of children aged between five and nine attending from local schools and clubs, amounting to more than 200 children and their parents.

There was a slick operation in place as over 80 matches were played in under two hours under the experienced management of Chris Pinch, director of sport at St Andrew’s, and his wife, Cheryl, a sports teacher at the school.

Golden boots were awarded at the end of the proceedings and, in the spirit of the friendly festival, many of the boots were awarded not individually but to whole teams.

Parents were treated to refreshments and home-made cakes and following on from Red Nose Day, raised £120 in donations.

The coach from Stone Cross Royals who had brought along three teams said,

“For the majority it was the first time they had been involved in an event with other clubs and all the boys and the parents thoroughly enjoyed the experience.”

St Andrew’s thanked all the schools and clubs who put forward teams to make the event such a fabulous occasion.

RIGHT: Action from the tournament.